We only work for those with whom we have a signed agency agreement. With sellers, that means a listing agreement. With buyers, that means a buyer representation agreement. Without that agreement, we not only don’t represent you, but we can’t represent you. Because without that agreement, you’re a customer, not a client, and we will owe our allegiance to the seller. This is true not only for us, but for ALL real estate agents, whether they mention it or not. Our clients deserve our undivided loyalty and priority scheduling. Therefore, we exclusively serve buyers and sellers with whom we have signed representation agreements. In order to provide the highest level of service possible to our clients,”

Home Buyers need somebody to watch their back when buying a house. The name on the sign in the yard works for the SELLER NOT THE BUYER! 
............ Sellers want the highest price they can get, buyers want the lowest price so HOW can the person who works for the SELLER get the buyer the best price? Well, I can help! Buyers need their own agent to work for only YOU THE BUYER. The seller has their agent looking out for them, why not you? Commissions are paid by the seller and shared between realtors when sale is done so a Buyers Agent costs the Buyer NOTHING! So call ME (Kathy) and I will look out for YOU! 217-454-9602

ALAN AND KATHY CAN HELP YOU WITH ALL YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS- go to the insurance tab 

ALAN - LICENSE  #19239659

KATHY- LICENSE #19239691

WE ARE BUYERS AGENTS!

​CUTTING EDGE REALTY LLC

SALES, PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LEASING, INSURANCE, AND  ACCOUNTING

John Glidewell- real estate agent- 

JGLIDEWELL777@GMAIL.COM
(217) 855-5568

Kathy James,

Designated Managing Broker/Partner

217-454-9602

KathyJames7653@gmail.com

IN A NUT SHELL-

BUYERS AGENT- REPRESENTS BUYER ONLY AND LOOKS OUT FOR BUYERS INTERESTS

SELLERS AGENT- IS THE NAME ON THE SIGN IN THE YARD AND THEY  REPRESENT THE SELLER AND LOOKS OUT FOR SELLERS INTEREST- 

DUAL AGENT- IS A SELLERS AGENT WORKING BOTH SIDES, FOR SELLER AND BUYER AND CAN NOT HELP YOU NEGOTIATE PRICE OR TERMS, they just get paid more

​2102 N OAKLAND, DECATUR, IL and 4116 Crail Rd, Champaign

BUYERS- YOU NEED YOUR OWN AGENT!

Alan Hassan- (Alan) 

 Broker/Partner

217-979-9463

Alaad77@gmail.com

WHAT IS A BUYERS AGENT?-  A BUYERS AGENT WORKS FOR THE BUYER AT NO COST TO THE BUYER! The Buyers agent watches the Buyers back and makes sure all the bases are covered.  They are not paid by the Buyer for their services. Commissions are shared between realtors when the house is sold, The Seller agrees to pay a certain amount of commission for his agent (the name on the sign in the yard, Listing Agent/Sellers Agent) to sell their property.  If the Sellers agent sells it themselves where they are working with BOTH Buyer and SELLER its called DUAL AGENCY and they get ALL of the commission.  If there is a Buyers Agent AND a Sellers Agent, the commission is shared.  So the motivation behind DUAL Agency is MONEY. The Sellers agent (name on the sign) Gets 100% of the commission from the seller instead of sharing it 50/50 with a Buyers Agent.  


Why should you have a agent of your own when you buy a house?


LOYALTY-  The real estate agent must act in the best interest of the buyer.
OBEDIENCE-  Real estate agent must follow the Lawful instructions.
DISCLOSURE OF ALL MATERIAL FACTS-  Examples, but not limited to: relationship between agent and other parties, existence of other offers, status of earnest money, seller’s financial condition, property’s true worth, important contract provisions with legal effect, commission split with other brokers.
CONFIDENTIALITY-  Any discussions, facts or information that should not be revealed to others, however, it does not include responsibility of honesty in dealing with all parties.
ACCOUNTING IN DEALINGS- Reporting of where any money placed in the hands of the broker is kept.
REASONABLE SKILL AND CARE- Arriving at a reasonable purchase price and advising buyer of such. Affirmatively discovering material facts and disclosing them to the buyer. Investigating the material facts related to the sale.


The bottom line is The Sellers Agent (Name on the sign in the Yard) is working their hardest to get the highest amount of money for the property  for their Seller and the Best Terms for their Seller

The Buyers Agent- who works only for the Buyer (at no cost to the buyer) is working their hardest to get the LOWEST amount of money for the property for their Buyer and the best Terms for the Buyer

DUAL AGENCY is the SELLERS AGENT (name on the sign) TRYING TO DO BOTH AT THE SAME TIME. Ask yourself- How can someone who is trying to get the most money for the seller also get the LOWEST price for the Buyer?  They Cant. 


A Dual Agent CAN NOT, By Law, help you, the Buyer with pricing, terms in the contract, how much to offer, how much to counter offer, or negotiate with the Seller on your behalf.  Remember- they work for the seller, not you. Its not their job to help you. Its their job to sell the property for the highest amount they can for the seller, (which also often times increases their commission so they get paid more and dont have to share with another agent!) Who gets the short end of the stick? YOU THE BUYER.


So CALL CUTTING EDGE REALTY TO BE YOUR PROTECTION, YOUR AGENT, YOUR HELP, YOUR BUYERS AGENT!  We will watch YOUR BACK!